An open source project, Wordpress has hundreds of contributors around the world. Originally used by bloggers, it's grown from a blogging solution to a content management system that is capable of powering full websites.

Feature-Rich Software

Native features to WordPress include:

  • Media management
    • Image resizing on upload
      Images are resized to dimensions you set for thumbnail, medium and large images
  • What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) editor toolbar so you can easily format your words
  • Preview what you've written so you can make any tweaks before publishing
  • Schedule a publication date for posts
  • Built-in comments
  • Search engine optimised (SEO)
    WordPress takes care of 80 - 90% of the mechanics of SEO
    • URL rewrites for search engine friendly URLS (SEFLs)
    • Image alt tags
  • Set user roles
  • Revision history so you can back track if you update something you shouldn't on a page

Why We Love It

WordPress is one of the most user-friendly content management systems out there. It's built-in editor handles the basic on-page style elements beautifully and it is handy to be able to preview what you've done. Being able to restore past versions can also be a huge help. Frequent code updates are provided to improve not just the usability of the software, but also its security.